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Old 04-29-2015, 06:46 PM   #15
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Here is a lousy photo of my hazy spots. They don't show up well. I also found lacquer thinner removes residue pretty good, but I found I must wipe, wipe good after applying the lacquer thinner. Lacquer spreads the residue it picks up all over the area.

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Old 04-29-2015, 07:07 PM   #16
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So what are we looking at?
The top part which is buffed is not cyclo'd?

The bottom is cyclo'd?
I def see the line between clean and grey aluminum for sure


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Old 04-30-2015, 07:38 AM   #17
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It is a lousy photo. Photographing hazy areas in a highly reflective surface is difficult for me. My point is cyclo with S left hazy areas seen in certain light conditions that I could not clean off. The dark areas are just shadows. My current plan is to "forgeddabouit".

I posted my angst about water spotting after rains and even heavy dew. My polish job was now flawed with water spots. My Airstream is parked under a big maple. Birds and leaves stain my Airstream. I posted about how waxes and sealants may my polish job dull. Oh the horror!

So a polished old Airstream looks great from a distance. It looks much better than faded clearcoat and corroded aluminum. My experience says go traveling and enjoy. Hit it with the cyclo every year or two. I don't fret about flaws anymore.

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:00 AM   #18
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Storing outside is something you have to learn to live with. I do as well. My polish job is no mirror, but still shiny and requires just a yearly touch up. The weather takes its toll on the finish. I have some cloudy spots and a bit of corrosion still left. Mirror shining is very much overrated...
The owners who store their polished trailer indoors have it much much easier.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:09 PM   #19
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I'm fighting the same issues with my cyclo. - I'm a little dissapointed with it to be honest. - I had been super excited to get the perfect mirror shine, but find i'm getting better results before the cyclo.

At this point I have 1 week until the campground opens, and still need to install an awning on the trailer, missing most exterior lights, no fridge access door, and more polishing to go... going to be a busy weekend!
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #20
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I have been using Kerosene to remove the residue. It works very well and doesn't dry out so quick like mineral spirits. Maybe I will try the mineral spirits before the cylco and see how it comes out. I will let you know. Thx!
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:32 PM   #21
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I'm fighting the same issues with my cyclo. - I'm a little dissapointed with it to be honest. - I had been super excited to get the perfect mirror shine, but find i'm getting better results before the cyclo.

At this point I have 1 week until the campground opens, and still need to install an awning on the trailer, missing most exterior lights, no fridge access door, and more polishing to go... going to be a busy weekend!

Josh, I have to say that I have some serious shop envy.

Slofoks, try using your mineral spirits in a spray bottle and cleanup with new/clean cotton tee shirt or flannel cloths after each completed section.



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Old 05-01-2015, 04:00 PM   #22
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I'm fighting the same issues with my cyclo. - I'm a little dissapointed with it to be honest. - I had been super excited to get the perfect mirror shine, but find i'm getting better results before the cyclo.

At this point I have 1 week until the campground opens, and still need to install an awning on the trailer, missing most exterior lights, no fridge access door, and more polishing to go... going to be a busy weekend!
seriously nice storage spot there
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:04 AM   #23
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400 rpm

I got much better results by: 1. Covering the heads with an old bed sheet. 2. Only use a small dab of Nuvite S in 10 inch grid pattern (the end of one finger dab) 3. Slow the polishing down to 400 rpm. Slowing the rpm down is what really made the difference. I'm pretty sure that will work for you.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:17 AM   #24
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Hey guys,
I've suffered cloudiness and haze after cycloing with "S" to the point of waking away from the trailer....I can't count the hours spent polishing this 55 Bubble,all in vein in my opinion. Seriously,I wish I had a percentage of all the money I spent on polish(I've tried them all!) and equipment trying to get the mirror shine that I'm after. Shari,Robin,Tom(at Perfect Polish) and others have tried their best to help me,but all that I've had is failure after failure. My shine will look good,until I cyclo with "S"!(nothing will bring out the deep shine like "S",but along with it come cloudiness) My theroy this AM is that I've been using too much pressure along with too much polish....this has been going on forever!.....disgusted in tulsa....walt
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:25 AM   #25
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Polishing with Cyclo

Polished our 22-ft., 1967 using F7, C and S. Used the cyclo on only the S. I had purchased two 1/4 pound containers of all three polish grades. I used less than 1/4# of each on the entire 22-ft. trailer. So I have three unopened 1/4# containers of each. On the final "S" polish I used sweatshirt material and very light pressure. A little more pressure than the weight of the cyclo. Seemed to work for me. Furthermore I would reorenent my sweatshirt rag on the cyclo heads as soon as it became black and "caked" with polish. I actually went as far as to move the rag on the cyclo heads when they were half "caked".

The second photo was taken after the F7.

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Old 06-29-2015, 07:52 PM   #26
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I fretted about cloudy, hazy places on my polished 86. I cleaned with mineral spirits, and lacquer thinner with little effect. I found the cloudy condition went away with a couple of months outside. I believe it is polish residue. Now after three years, there are so many water spots, streaks, bird splats, tree sap, and bugs that the cloudy conditions are not a worry.

I believe you polished correctly with the Nuvite sequence. Fun, ain't it? I tried the Jestco method on my 66 Trade Wind and pretty much ruined it. Too much pressure, too much polish, too much speed, bad bar of polish, bad cotton buffs? Never again. It's hard to go wrong with Nuvite. I'm hopeful I can repair the Jestco damage with lots of Nuvite work.

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Old 06-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #27
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I also used mineral sprits after cyclo and s,but found that corn starch on a clean micro cloth worked the best to remove polish and give a great shine
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #28
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As far as cleaning between polishs,I've used wax and grease remover,laquer thinner,kerosene,mineral spirits,and even acid washed a panel or two.(not to mention micro fiber W/corn starch) No matter what I try,I get clouds after cycloing W/"A". Today,I tried using sheets rather then fleece wraps. Interesting but still NG. For fun,I then tried different polishs.....Blue Magic,Renew,White Diamond,and Mother's Billet off the top of my head...all failures.
The only technique that makes the metal half way acceptable is to use "S" by hand! I once polished aircraft by hand as a teenager using what I believe was NEVR-DULL.(I've tried it on my trailer and wasn't impressed) I would appreciate any other club member who may be getting cloudy areas when cycloing with "A" to try doing it by hand and let me know,please....walt...tulsa,ok
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